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Balance – Peace and Harmony!

My exercise room

My Exercise Room

Click to download and enjoy this dreamy song! I just love it.

So we fell asleep under a blanket of green and blue glowing constellation stars. A cute little turtle that shines stars on the ceiling, Jaden cuddles in between us…both boys were snoring away. So, one would think I had a perfect night sleep. Not Really! Hmmmm, I think I know the reason.

This has been something brewing, something I have been thinking about for awhile, how important balance is in our lives. Oh, I know you hear everyone boasting “I’m a perfectionist”, and most people strive for perfection. Perhaps if we strived more for balance and harmony in our lives, things would be just a little, no a lot nicer! When you are balanced, life is a way more peaceful and harmonic! But sometimes, it just doesn’t all come so naturally and we need to do simple things to support that lifestyle!

It started in November, a big shift in my nightly schedule. So, this really has nothing to do with anyone but me! So, I’m cooking more, and again, all self inflicted, trying to make the night just perfect having Mike home again in the evenings. Nice dinners, extra visiting time, and oh, how Mike loves his chocolate! (Hmmm, see it’s not only women who love their chocolate) And, OMG TV! Sorry, such a waste of time, but I’m now sitting, after a big dinner, feet up, watching TV (and war shows too!) Yes, you can laugh here, war shows seriously, yes I know it’s an important part in our history, something we should learn from, but it is SO NOT me, isn’t there a better way? So, after two solid years of good discipline, a light dinner filled with low calorie vegetables, a few games of Wurdle while digesting (my iPhone game), nightly exercise, bike riding, weights and yoga, and a nice bath with Himalayan salts to relax and unwind, and then sleeeepppp! And now, it’s just not happening!

So let’s fast forward to today! I’ve been slacking about counting my daily calories…first major mistake! (It’s like trying to keep a running total of your checkbook, grocery list and life’s schedule in your head without a little help from your iPhone! Not Good, really not good! (I have this nice little App called Nutrition. You type in everything you eat, it then add the calories etc for you!  It’s perfect, yes you can have perfect Apps!) So, my Nutrition App tallies all the calories, displays in RED on the App icon, so you always are aware of your caloric intake! Second mistake, I started slipping on exercise! First it was a day, maybe two, then it was sporadic, now there seeems to be GAPS! Not Good! Then perhaps that piece of warm crunchy Italian bread with butter will be perfect with our pasta! CARB OVERLOAD! Not Good! And Jaden’s coming tonight so those bakery butter cookies with those cute little spastel sprinkles and some turtle cookies for Mike will be a nice addition. Not Good! Ok, so you’re getting the picture! The balance, it’s not…it’s topsy-turvy (definition: upside down, a state of confusion!) NOT GOOD!

Fast forward again! I love Music! What easier way to make exercise fun but to play music, MY MUSIC, fun and LOUD! So, now for the first time ever, I have an exercise room! It’s filled with music, inspirational fun and happy things! I have flower photographs, lava lamp, my iPod, my father’s oil paintings, meditation and yoga things, lots of peace things, essential oils, candles, yoga books, plants, Jaden’s pictures, just to name a few things! All Linda stuff! So, really, once I get myself in there, it is the best, the greatest 1 1/2 hours of self discipline practice for myself! I warm up, exercise, do light yoga asanas (postures) all in somewhat of an inspirational absorbed state of harmony, yes harmony! I am doing this for me! A pleasing and satisfying discipline that I am doing totally for myself! Yes, perhaps age has taught me that Peace….it all starts from within!

So, learning a little about me, you can see how my little Etsy shop is SO ME! I like to bring to you natural gifts that can make you feel happy! I have pretty flower photographs and notecards, pretty natural gemstone jewelry, wonderful yoga inspirational gifts, and Himalayan Salts and other things that are oh so healing. So, when you have some time to sit back and enjoy browsing, take a look at my little shop and you will see how I just love to bring all of these wonderful things to you!

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So, until next time!

Love and Peace,

Linda


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Earth Day Celebration!

Finally it Bloomed!

02 The Rain, the Park and Other Things

Click to download and enjoy the song!

It’s Earth Day, and like a cute little curtsy greeting in this very important Earth Day, I was awakened to pretty little blooms from my Flowering Quince bush! It’s a blushing color, a soft and delicate shade of coral! I just love this little bush! It’s right off my patio, so I can sit next to and enjoy during it’s way too short bloom time! I like to put flowering bushes where I can easily enjoy them!

And while you are enjoying gazing at this beautiful bloom, I hope you take a moment to hear the happy little song that I have included. I do LOVE that song!

Enjoy the rest of this special day and enjoy the wonders that our Earth brings to us each and every day!

As you all know by now, I feel nature is rejuvenating! A walk along the pond or sitting and watching the birds or enjoying all the blooms that spring presents to us….how could anyone feel anything but balanced!

I also enjoy what this good Earth brings to us naturally in the form of rocks and gemstones! I have always loved rocks. I love searching for the prettiest colors, shapes and a stone with a story….one with real natural character! I think I love collecting rocks and gemstones as much as making jewelry with them. Take a look at my little shop to see some of the lovely NATURAL organic jewelry and gifts

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Until next time….

Love and Peace

Linda

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Another Beautiful Morning!

my flowers

todays flower buds

13 A Beautiful Morning Click to download the music and enjoy!

It’s just another beautiful day today! As I lay in bed this morning, I told myself I would regret if I did not rise up and walk around outside with Savanah and check out the new blooms! That’s one thing so sweet about Savannah, she’s always ready and willing to take a walk with me! So finally, we lifted our bodies up, eyes still heavy and sleepy, and unfortunately had to search for the glasses to see how late I overslept. Hmm, not too bad, after all, it is a Sunday….and we should kick back once in awhile!

We need days like these! Days like these miraculously lift the spirit and spring clean the dreary feelings left inside!  And that’s exactly what this short little jaunt in the yard did! It made me happy!

I was hopeful my Flowering Quince would have bloomed this morning, but it is still in bud form. The lilac blooms are still budding, along with the Crab Apple Trees and the other perennials and flowering trees around! But, it’s still glorious out there with the little color that is available to enjoy! The pond is really sparkly this morning and the sun so bright on my sleepy eyes it was a bit blinding! But it felt good to soak up the sun!

So, little flowers and little buds today, that’s what I’m sharing with you…Pink Bleeding Hearts, The Flowering Quince Buds, White Bleeding Hearts, and yes, still enjoying the Magnolia buds and flowers!

I need to sit on the porch with a morning cup of coffee and feel the cool wind and the warm bright sun and enjoy the morning! I already feel outdoorsy :o) as I have my mocassins on…original Minnetonka ones I had to get on our last camping trip to Copper Harbor, ohhh how I love that place!  So, lets all get off the computer RIGHT NOW and go outside and enjoy the simple pleasures we are blessed with….before you know it the WONDERFUL spring blooms and the chilly sunny mornings will be gone and we will be welcoming in another season!

And later, when the casual coffee time outside is over, and you’re browsing the web….then it’s time to check out my Etsy shop. It’s so pretty, so many nice things, and, I’ve been very inspired lately and have added many items to my shop! I have a lot more to add…but, I have to enjoy the morning right now!

Love and Peace,

Linda

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natural, organic jewelry and gifts….sure to lift spirit!

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